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how long do carbuncles drain for?

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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Depends: It depends on the size, location, and depth of the carbuncle. Also depends if it is draining on its own or because it has been surgically incised. May be a few weeks, warm compresses will encourage drainage.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 years experience
Depends: It all depends on your body response to the infection and the inflamatory response that secondarily occurs. Ie days weeks.

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